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Conservative Ranking


New Hampshire is the 18th least conservative state, voting 3.8% less Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, New Hampshire is trending DEMOCRAT.

GOP Trend Ranking


New Hampshire ranks 48th among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

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    Senate Race
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent John Sununu is seeking a 2nd term in 2008.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • John Sununu - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Jeanne Shaheen - Former Governor of New Hampshire  

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Governor's Race
    Incumbent:  DEM incumbent John Lynch is seeking a 3rd term in 2008.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Joseph Kenney - New Hampshire State Senator  

    DEM Candidates

  • John Lynch - Incumbent  

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Competitive House Races
    District 1
    Incumbent:  DEM incumbent Carol Shea-Porter is seeking re-election for the first time in 2008.  She faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Jeb Bradley - Former U.S. Representative from New Hampshire  
  • Jim Forsythe - Air Force Veteran
  • John Stephen - Former New Hampshire Health and Human Services Commissioner

    DEM Candidates

  • Carol Shea-Porter - Incumbent  

    Party nominee -

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    Other House Races
    Projected winner listed first
  • District 2:  Paul Hodes (D)-inc vs. Jennifer Horn (R)
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    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • February 8, 2008 - Presidential primary
  • June 13, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • September 9, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 GOP
      Representatives 2 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 10 GOP, 14 DEM
      State House - DEM control 161 GOP, 239 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  John Lynch (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2006
  • Senior Senator:  Judd Gregg (R) - 4th term, up for re-election in 2010
  • Junior Senator:  John Sununu (R) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2008
  • House District 1:  Carol Shea-Porter (D) - 1st term
  • House District 2:  Paul Hodes (D) - 1st term

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Weak GOP -- Weak DEM --

    Senate
    Class 2 -- Weak GOP -- --
    Class 3 -- -- Solid GOP --

    Governor Mod DEM Solid GOP Weak DEM Solid DEM

    House 2 GOP 2 GOP 2 GOP 2 DEM
    CD-1 Mod GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Weak DEM
    CD-2 Solid GOP Solid GOP Solid GOP Mod DEM

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    New Hampshire Race Tracking
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    John McCain
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    John Sununu - inc
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    Jeane Shaheen
    Projected Winner
    Governor
    John Lynch - inc
    vs
    Joseph Kenney
    Projected Winner
    House District 1
    Carol Shea-Porter - inc
    vs
    Jeb Bradley
    Projected Winner
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